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Why Mono?
12 February 2020
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Anyone who has issues with the hard mono mixes of the early albums should hunt down Lord Reith's spectral stereo mixes. I've heard all of 'PPM ' and some of 'WTB' and they are magnificent, the songs have a real energy to them that makes them feel more alive and freer as they can breathe a lot more. 'Boys ' is an insane rocker.

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12 February 2020
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Who is that guy? Is he a fan who did his own mix? Never heard of him.

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12 February 2020
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He's a fan who has compiled some of the most important Beatles bootleg collections out there (BBC, Tony Sheridan material, Star Club, Beatles promos etc) as well as new mixes that are far superior to what is official and his own reworkings (an example of one of his creations is 'Jealous Nature' which adds the 'Child Of Nature ' Esher demo vocal to the 'Jealous Guy ' backing track to create a wonderful hybrid, but there are so many others well worth checking out).

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12 February 2020
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Interesting, thanks. I probably have something he's been involved with and didn't know it.

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12 February 2020
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Thanks @meanmistermustard , this is extraordinary and makes me rethink my distaste for this sort of thing. If you search "lord reith beatles" on youtube lots of his work comes up. Better hurry though because I assume the Apple police will be active as the LIB releases get closer a-hard-days-night-ringo-15.

My thoughts return to home...

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But oh that magic feeling, nowhere to go...

13 February 2020
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I found that the few albums that I have heard the mono version of are a slightly different experience.  I don't know if I wouldn't say its better or worse than stereo. but its a bit fresher having not really heard it that way before.  I kinda flip flop between the two depending on my mood.

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13 February 2020
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I'm a stereo kind of gal all the way, ngl. I especially love the effects that you can do in stereo that can't be done in mono-- especially when one is wearing headphones. Mono is just a bit too boring for me. Personally, it's kind of weird to hear all the sound centered together in one place. 

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